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I didn't know where to post this as this is just a rant.
Yesterday, I went to Trader Joe's. It was a Saturday. I should've thought about that more closely. I walked in and regretted it immediately. I hate grocery stores. The lights, sounds, people, and overwhelming choices don't go over well with me. Add 3 kids, and it's a disaster. This time, I went alone, so I thought I could do it.
I'm pushing my cart and this woman is coming in another direction from the left. We both stop. I wait for her to go (I ALWAYS let people go. I don't like to be in people's way). She didn't. So I politely said, "excuse me" and quickly went around her so she could go on her way. I then hear the bitterest and harshest voice say, 'do you drive like that too?' I stopped, looked back in shock, and she didn't look back. I immediately start shaking and I felt the hot tears spill. I hadn't cried in a grocery store in a few years. It's embarrassing. I attempted to approach her a few times, but I was shaking...
This week I applied online for a temporary Seasonal "Personal Shopper" position at the big Tesco in Town, they said "guaranteed interview for disabled if you meet the minimum criteria", so anyway I answered all the questions honestly, and at the end I got the result "We are sorry but you do not meet the criteria", eh?!
So anyway, I am very interested in working in the Retail trade, after several years of working in Charity shops I've got some customer service skills under my belt, but at 40 am I too old now to kind of start my career in "proper" retail?
Also 2 months ago I did an NVQ Customer Service course through my previous second Charity shop job which they said I passed but 2 months later I still don't have the certificate yet, which leads me to believe I might not have passed, either that or the certificate is "Lost in the Post".
The kind of Stores I'd like to work in would be either Supermarkets as a Checkout Operator, or Mobile phone Stores, or Video game/DVD...
This thread may get graphic, so if you don't like TMI, stay away from this thread!
I'm going to start by saying I'm not too physically healthy for a 27 year old. I have a lot of invisible illnesses, that are sometimes life-altering. For example, I have a number of other psychological illnesses, like bipolar, generalized anxiety, ADHD, and of course, autism. I also have a number of physical issues, some yet unexplained. I have asthma, allergies, terrible acid reflux that frequently wakes me up at night and causes me to vomit (yet unexplained), I used to struggle with chronic diarrhea, I have mild osteoarthritis in my ankle, I'm a glaucoma suspect, I have pre-diabetes, and polycystic ovarian syndrome (which causes me to be obese, despite barely being able to eat, get pimples all the time, and grow facial hair that if I don't shave daily, actually becomes a full beard. I even get the 5 O'clock shadow.). I also have a yet unexplained condition...I have had my period non-stop, since...
Hi all, so since I got diagnosed recently, albeit knew the diagnosis, I was looking back at my childhood and wondered about sensory issues. I mean the ones I am aware of I believe are not too serious or profound, though at times I get wondering if I have issues or am just being picky, or if even NTs feel the same way, so I want your input.
My main issues, are textures of fruit, I cant fathom eating anything with seeds, as just the thought brings shivers, apart from the taste which I find appalling, but I sometimes wonder if its preference or really an issue ?
When it comes to sound, I remember that when I was a kid, I used to scream endlessly at fireworks, then I think most kids do ? The sound of the bands (deep drum sound mostly, trumpets etc) used to make me nauseous, when I was a kid and I used to cry and eventually just throw up because the sound used to bother me so much
Today I went for a coffee with my friend and we went to a busy coffee shop and stayed inside> I asked my...
I need help. So, I moved to a new town about 4 years ago. I only knew one person. He picked me up from the airport and then introduced me to one of his friends. The friend he introduced me to showered me immediately with care. FYI, we are homosexual males. Anyways, so my new friend I met the very first day made it a point to show me around the city and get me used to a brand new atmosphere. He was dating someone at the time, but always insisted on me being around. In a short period of time I became a professional third wheel. I was around so much that I would often witness some emotional and verbal abuse from my friend to his boyfriend. At first I wondered why his boyfriend would put up with it. However, my friend did a profoundly good job of making it seem like the boyfriend was inadequate and ungrateful and lazy, etc. I soon found my friend doing some pretty awful things to get “revenge” on his boyfriend that were awful and some his boyfriend still doesn’t even know about. I...
Has anyone ever been put on anti-anxiety or anti-depression medications and it just made things worse? After I had my daughter, I went on Zoloft and it gave me severe insomnia and my brain literally felt like it was on fire. It also did nothing for depression. It was awful. I went to a psychiatrist and she told me zoloft doesn't work on patients who have bipolar (which she just wrongly diagnosed me with because it fit the best). I was too shy to correct her with everything she said about me, so I just nodded and said ok (still kicking myself for that). Anyway, the meds she prescribed next (on the lowest dose) made things even worse, if that were even possible. After several months of trying all kinds of combinations, she said in 30 years of psychiatry, she has never seen someone so sensitive to medication. I remember being so disappointed because my anxiety is just so bad sometimes that I wanted relief. I desperately wanted these pills to work. I went to a psychologist and was...
A few years back after I'd been diagnosed, I applied to the DVLA for a Provisional license to have driving lessons, but was refused because they said due to my disabilities I wouldn't be able to safely control a car, this was for a manual, and with my tendency to get mad easily, I'd be a candidate for "road rage"! I didn't agree with any of it but it would've been too much hassle to contest the decision, we would've had to go to Court and everything.
Anyway, about 13 years have passed since then, would it be worth applying again with a view to having Automatic lessons?
Probably a non starter though because even if by some bizarre miracle I passed a test in an Automatic, I don't get high enough benefits to get a Motability car.
So anyway, has anyone else had a similar experience?
Hi all. I have an aspie friend, he's the first person I've ever interacted with who has this so dealing with the emotional/social aspect of friendship with him is all new to me and I'm struggling.
I suffer high anxiety/low mood so when he has times where he goes almost silent on me my anxiety will kick in and I panic he doesn't like me anymore and I get needy and have the constant urge to communicate with him. (I've noticed a pattern where he'll txt me everyday for a couple weeks then barely anything for a couple weeks unless I make the first move)
I know this is totally the wrong move to make and I will likely push him away for real, and he does reassure me it isn't personal and he does like me but my brain tells me otherwise... I am working hard on stopping this.
I guess what I'm looking for is reassurance that this is something that happens to other people or that this is what aspies sometimes do, and maybe get some advice on what I should/should not say or do... I'm not...
I've been off and on with a guy who has Asbergers undiagnosed for about a year. I am NT. It's been quite difficult to even date because while he obsessively messages me daily to tell me how amazing and beautiful I am and how badly he wants to be with me again, (we've been intimate in the past) he refuses to make plans with me and hides in his room all day marathoning tv shows.
He doesn't lie to me when I ask. There are no other women I'm competing with. I don't know what imcompeting with honestly. And while it hurts he always tells me the truth. The truth is that he wants to be with me but also does not and he's incredibly confused about what he wants. I wonder if it's a case of both asbergers and him not being that into me (but he has had this issue with the last girl - who I was good friends with - she was confused also and then after she left he obsessively stalked her social media for a good year and a half. He already stalks mine. He's been single since I've...
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